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The world is rapidly changing; so is International Development Studies.In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were introduced to guide long-term development policies and end global poverty. Development is no longer considered as a problem ‘out there’ in the global south. Our contemporary world faces new global concerns, such as the 'migration crisis', food security, climate change, and energy crises.
We also witness massive changes in the relative power structure in our world system. Africa, Asia and Latin America are experiencing rapid transformations, turning traditional North-South relations upside down. Giants like India and China are strengthening their role in the world, including in international development
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You are eligible for the Master’s programme International Development Studies provided you fulfil the following admission requirements:
An (inter)national academic Bachelor degree in Human Geography and Planning or a related subject such as Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, International Politics, Liberal Arts and Sciences and Environmental Sciences, with a clear and demonstrable international development orientation;
Knowledge of, and experience with, both quantitative and qualitative methods for research in Social Sciences;
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